whenever i start painting robots, it's a sign i'm procrastinating doing my homework
anyway, I saw the first three episodes of TF Prime Beast Hunters, so (kinda)spoilers ahead? They're okay episodes. They suffer mostly from the same problems as the first two seasons- convoluted plot, introduction of unnecessary characters rather than fleshing out existing ones, no real consequences for the Autobots, and inconsistent writing. I don't understand Megatron's motivation at all. He's just a big hulking force of destruction, a 2-D villain. Why? Why does he want to rule everything? Why does he belittle and undermine his troops, and yet expect loyalty from them? Explain! >:I
Aaaand Starscream. He started off wonderfully in Beast Hunters, he was slimy, underhanded, vicious, and clever, thriving under Megatron's "respect". But soon the writers had him back to a sniveling syncopate clown. Urgh.</spoilers>
Starscream is my favorite character, even if he has the most inconsistent characterization(sometimes a badass, sometimes a coward). He is the most active character, and arguably the most successful Decepticon, with the highest Autobot on-screen kill count(a whopping 1!) and is behind the most near-fatalities of the Autobots ( Arcee, Wheeljack, Bulkhead, Optimus Prime, etc...) It was he who led the Decepticons successfully in Megatron's absence, and it was him that crafted and carried out the plan to steal the Omega Keys, all on his own.
It's incredibly frustrating that the writers keep demonstrating Starscream's brutal effectiveness, and then yanking it away for comic relief. What I'm saying is, I want Starscream to be allowed to be a villain. I also want the Autobots to suffer some damn consequences plot-wise, they are completely outnumbered in a hopeless war, the show would have more emotional resonance if one of those bloody bastards died, and stayed dead
. Preferably Smokescreen, the robo Mary Sue to end Mary Sues.
I'd be REALLY happy if the writers catered to my two desires and let Starscream murder the shit out of another Autobot. Like Smokescreen. XD Sorry, I don't even dislike him that much, he's just SO cliche and boring."I'm the plucky young protagonist! Radical!" If he ends up with Arcee I WILL FLIP MY SHIT
texture from here :[link]
. Title is a quote from one of my secret guilty pleasure movies I, Robot.
Comments appreciated! I love over-analyzing giant gay robots with you guys